‘Likely to be goals’ – View from Bristol City ahead of Sheffield United’s trip to Ashton Gate this weekend

Sheffield United return to Championship action this weekend after the international break, when they travel to Bristol City’s Ashton Gate.

United tasted victory on their last trip to the stadium, beating City 3-2 on the final day of last season with impressive goals from Leon Clarke, Kieron Freeman and Billy Sharp putting them 3-0 up at half-time.

Aden Flint’s last-minute winner saw the Robins take all three points from their visit to Sheffield earlier in the season, after Clarke had cancelled out Jamie Paterson’s strike, and the last ten meetings between the two sides have produced an average of 3.4 goals per game.

And Gregor MacGregor, who covers City for the Bristol Post, is expecting a similarly entertaining affair.

“It’s been a decent start for City that they sold - effectively - their three best players last summer,” he said.

“They'll likely be unchanged from the win over Blackburn Rovers depending if Tomas Kalas is out injured or not. Famara Diedhiou could come in but will likely start on the bench again. There are a couple of other international players to come back (Lloyd Kelly, Jay Dasilva and Callum O'Dowda but not expecting many changes unless any late knocks).

“There were two good games last season against United and the Robins only play one way, so likely to be a few more goals this weekend.”

Leon Clarke scored in both games for United against Bristol City last season

Leon Clarke scored in both games for United against Bristol City last season